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Mortadella vs Pepperoni - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Mortadella and Pepperoni?

  • Mortadella is higher in Vitamin B2, yet Pepperoni is higher in Manganese, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B1, Selenium, and Vitamin B5.
  • Mortadella's daily need coverage for Vitamin B2 is 11749% more.

We used Mortadella, beef, pork and Pepperoni, beef and pork, sliced types in this article.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains less Sodium -21.2%
Contains more Potassium +68.1%
Contains more Magnesium +63.6%
Contains more Copper +51.7%
Contains more Zinc +16.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +62.9%
Equal in Iron - 1.33
Equal in Calcium - 19
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 53% 6% 15% 8% 20% 58% 42% 163%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 50% 6% 25% 13% 31% 67% 68% 207%
Contains less Sodium -21.2%
Contains more Potassium +68.1%
Contains more Magnesium +63.6%
Contains more Copper +51.7%
Contains more Zinc +16.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +62.9%
Equal in Iron - 1.33
Equal in Calcium - 19

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Vitamin B2 +59433.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +13.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +368.2%
Contains more Vitamin D +30%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +127.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +86.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +111.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +178.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +262.5%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 5% 30% 30% 35308% 51% 27% 30% 185% 4% 3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 21% 39% 68% 60% 94% 56% 84% 163% 15% 4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +59433.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +13.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +368.2%
Contains more Vitamin D +30%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +127.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +86.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +111.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +178.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +262.5%
Contains more Folate +66.7%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
2972
Mortadella
50
Pepperoni
Mineral Summary Score
45
Mortadella
58
Pepperoni

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats, and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of food.
Protein
98%
Mortadella
116%
Pepperoni
Carbohydrates
3%
Mortadella
1%
Pepperoni
Fats
117%
Mortadella
214%
Pepperoni

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Mortadella Pepperoni
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

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Mortadella Pepperoni
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Pepperoni
Pepperoni is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pepperoni
Pepperoni is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 41mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mortadella
Mortadella contains less Sodium (difference - 336mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 8.198g)
Which food is cheaper?
Mortadella
Mortadella is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (28)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mortadella Pepperoni Opinion
Calories 311 504 Pepperoni
Protein 16.37 19.25 Pepperoni
Fats 25.39 46.28 Pepperoni
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 3.05 1.18 Mortadella
Cholesterol 56 97 Mortadella
Vitamin D 41 52 Pepperoni
Iron 1.4 1.33 Mortadella
Calcium 18 19 Pepperoni
Potassium 163 274 Pepperoni
Magnesium 11 18 Pepperoni
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.06 0.091 Pepperoni
Zinc 2.1 2.44 Pepperoni
Starch
Phosphorus 97 158 Pepperoni
Sodium 1246 1582 Mortadella
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.22 1.03 Pepperoni
Vitamin D 1 1.3 Pepperoni
Vitamin B1 0.119 0.271 Pepperoni
Vitamin B2 153 0.257 Mortadella
Vitamin B3 2.673 4.987 Pepperoni
Vitamin B5 0.44 0.93 Pepperoni
Vitamin B6 0.13 0.362 Pepperoni
Vitamin B12 1.48 1.3 Mortadella
Vitamin K 1.6 5.8 Pepperoni
Folate 3 5 Pepperoni
Trans Fat 1.527 Mortadella
Saturated Fat 9.51 17.708 Mortadella
Monounsaturated Fat 11.38 20.77 Pepperoni
Polyunsaturated fat 3.12 4.458 Pepperoni
Tryptophan 0.152 0.23 Pepperoni
Threonine 0.633 0.869 Pepperoni
Isoleucine 0.708 0.901 Pepperoni
Leucine 1.213 1.575 Pepperoni
Lysine 1.262 1.652 Pepperoni
Methionine 0.394 0.511 Pepperoni
Phenylalanine 0.598 0.778 Pepperoni
Valine 0.735 0.987 Pepperoni
Histidine 0.52 0.688 Pepperoni
Fructose 0 Pepperoni

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Mortadella - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174573/nutrients
  2. Pepperoni - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174575/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.